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WHO to reconsider monkeypox outbreak as global health emergency

In June, the World Health Organization declined to label the monkeypox outbreak an international health emergency. Now, an expert committee will convene for the second time to classify the situation.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) is convening its expert committee on July 21 to reassess the current monkeypox outbreak, and whether this should constitute a global health emergency, according to media AFP.

“The emergency committee will provide its views to the WHO director general on whether the event constitutes a public health emergency of international concern,” the UN health agency says in a statement, continuing:

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